April 26, 2009 Subject:
I agree with all the previous assessments of the sound quality. Either way, this is a find for me. I love this acoustic stuff and they do indeed sound like they are having fun. Thanks for posting.
April 4, 2007 Subject:
I love the 80s acoustic sets, and this one is particularly neat in the fact that it's not really the Grateful Dead. It's Jerry, Bobby, Billy, and John Kahn. Kahn adds some interesting dynamics to the mix. I really love the stuff Kahn and Jerry did together, and this actually sounds like those K&J shows from this time period. As much as I love Phil, Kahn is much better suited to the acoustic setting.
I love this Friend of the Devil. I love every song here. Really wonderful set. 4 stars because it's only one short set, and the sound isn't top notch...granted, that's hard to do in an acoustic setting - especially in the early 80s.
Lovey and rare set. The sound quality is fair (a bit warbley and a little fast) but the boys are really on. Beautiful playing throughout. They seem to be in very good spirits. Thank you for posting a show I have been looking for for years ... What a wonderful, lysergically extreme evening. Four stars for the music.
September 20, 2005 Subject:
Is the speed a little fast?
I don't have my guitar handy so I can't tell for sure, but it sounds a little fast. The overall quality of the recording is not great either. If you like rare acoustic sets listen to it, otherwise blow it off. The dark hollow sounds great.
July 1, 2004 Subject:
Nice n' acoustic.
Firstly, this sounds like a soundboard rather than an AUD. It is difficult to tell, as it is not a good recording; there is indeed a lot of crowd noise, but the band are up close in the mix, and as this is an acoustic show there would have been a lot of mics set up for the instruments, which would explain why there is so much crowd noise spilling into the mix. The show itself is a nice little set featuring a rare public performance of Oh Boy. Worth also noting that Brent is not playing on this show and that John Kahn is sitting in for Phil on double bass.